Middle school students ready for Obama

By Gus Bode

Karen DeVantier teaches advanced classes at Carbondale Middle School. In an effort to keep her students politically involved, DeVantier has welcomed Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin to the school for a discussion and hosted a Carbondale mayoral debate in 2006.

Eight students from DeVantier’s seventh-grade class shared their views Tuesday morning on the outgoing presidential administration and what they expect from President Barack Obama.

Lane Christiansen can be reached at 536-3311 ext. 251 or [email protected].


Barton Lorimor can be reached at 536-3311 ext. 263 or [email protected].